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|01-18-2013 03:48 PM|
Hit Stevens on Sunday, not to bad actually. Stayed pretty mellow since none of us had been riding much of late.
So we ended up hitting Baker on Monday (1/14). Super foggy but fun. No new snow so that sucked but I liked the runs. With only having my midwest legs I was feeling pretty good by the end of the day.
Tuesday we hit Chrystal (1/15). Blue bird day and inverse temps as you all know. Played on the blues all morning then my buddies wanted to take the gondola up and take those blues back over and down. Now I know its been a few years since I have been back to Seattle and hit the mtns but somthing about that day told me no to take that run off the gondola. Holy fuck that looked step as shit and windy as fuck. Way beyond my skill level. So I took the ride of shame back down the Mtn.
But other than that, my legs were toast, I laughed my ass off with my buddies and got to spend three epic days up in the Mountains. And actually finally got a real nice feel for working my front side toe turn/carving.
|12-07-2012 07:18 AM|
Clayton Bigsby Heading up to Stevens Friday, looks like it's going to be killer, NOAA is saying 17 - 31" new by Friday 24 degrees. With that much new the entire mtn should be open, a couple runs you should look into is 7th Heaven first run, then head towards Tye for a couple quick lap powder turns, then at the top of Tye head to your right towards Corona Bowl and hang out on the backside for awhile.
Awesome info. Thnx
|12-07-2012 07:16 AM|
while I agree hitting Crystal would as well would be epic. I agree with the others that an extra day at Baker is required. Its just too big for only one day.
No matter what this is going to be an awesome trip. Again thanx for the support and info from the locals.
|12-06-2012 03:17 PM|
|12-06-2012 02:58 PM|
|12-06-2012 01:26 PM|
|Clayton Bigsby||backside, TYE and 7th all open tomorrow|
|12-05-2012 06:19 PM|
Snoqualmie is getting hit pretty hard this week too. I hope they can open on Saturday.
I live close to snoqualmie and the passes are cheap so that's where I ride the most. No doubt that Baker/Stevens/Crystal are better than snoqualmie from an overall standpoint, but Alpental is pretty bad ass. It's got some of the best terrain around. The only problem is it is accessible by just one two man chair, so the lines on powder days get out of control.
It also has some really good BC stuff that is just a traverse away from the chair….no hiking needed.
|12-05-2012 01:39 PM|
|Clayton Bigsby||Heading up to Stevens Friday, looks like it's going to be killer, NOAA is saying 17 - 31" new by Friday 24 degrees. With that much new the entire mtn should be open, a couple runs you should look into is 7th Heaven first run, then head towards Tye for a couple quick lap powder turns, then at the top of Tye head to your right towards Corona Bowl and hang out on the backside for awhile.|
|12-05-2012 12:50 PM|
I haven't been to Baker or Stevens but have spent a significant amount of time at Snoqualmie and Crystal.
Alpental is amazing, it packs a lot of craziness into a tight package off chair 2 and since it's smaller you can get more repetition or mix-it up a lot more. It also has a nice little back country area that's really fun.
I definitely loved Crystal too!
If you're on vacation, at least Snoqualmie and Alpental are way closer to Seattle if you want things to do away from the mountain.
|12-04-2012 04:07 PM|
|Triple8Sol||As an alternative, you could do a day at Mission Ridge as well, which is like what, another hr past Stevens? Small mountain, but good terrain and cheaper lift tix too.|
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